NEW DELHI, India

In an unprecedented move, the Indian military has taken over a civil quarantine center for medical screening.

Currently serving alongside civilian medical professionals, military personnel will later take over the screening duties.

“Consequent to the request to take over the Medical Screening setup at Narela Camp, additional army medical staff are currently working along with civil medical professionals as part of the process of taking over the screening duties.

“In the interest of the smooth running of the facility, it is being ensured that the takeover process will be gradual,” an army spokesman told Anadolu Agency, adding

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